"Learning that three of our members, two of whom were white, had disappeared really blew away all my ideas that possibly we would have protection from the fact that the majority of the summer volunteers were white. I knew now that that was not the case: that everybody was in grave danger, and that these Mississippians would kill all of us, white and black." Watch "Freedom Summer" premiering June 24, 2014 on PBS.
The coal miners' battle for dignity led to the largest armed insurrection since the American Civil War.
An African American minister whose dream of ending racism galvanized millions of Americans in the civil rights movement.
In 1967, thousands of hippies flocked to San Francisco's Haight Ashbury district.
Accused by a janitor, a respected Harvard professor was hanged for the murder of Dr. George Parkman, one of Boston's richest citizens, in 1849.
A year in the life of Wyoming cowboys and the ranching families of the American West.
In the decade after the Civil War, former slaves sing their way into a nation's heart with spirituals, the religious anthems of slavery.
The women's suffrage movement won the right to vote when the 19th Amendment passed in 1920.
The influential musical pioneers from Appalachia whose recordings lifted spirits during the Great Depression.